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Sad news today, as former Democratic Senator Zell Miller passed away. But here at NewsBusters we choose to honor the Senator from Georgia – who wasn’t afraid to go against progressives in his own party – with a fond memory of him challenging Chris Matthews to a duel. That’s right, a duel. The back-and-forth took place during the 2004 Republican National Convention, where Miller was scheduled to be the Keynote Speaker. 

Friday’s network morning shows were horrified to report that President Trump had decided to replace General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton. Journalists on the NBC, ABC, and CBS broadcasts feared that the “controversial” pick would only add to Trump’s “very hardline” national security team. 

Could it be that the media have given the the Marjory Stoneman Douglas children gun control activists so much positive hype because they don’t want America to know those kids are in minority on the issue of guns? Call it crazy, but a recent USA Today poll may suggest exactly that.


Christian films risk being torn to shreds by the secular Hollywood media. While the critics were dismayed at the surprisingly popular I Can Only Imagine last week, this week they find themselves being put to sleep by the “boring” Paul, Apostle of Christ film, released on March 23. While Christian critics are willing to give the film its chance, critics at Variety and The Wrap are disappointed that the film isn’t a Marvel movie.


A new poll from Morning Consult explored which endorsements were the most positive and most negative for politicians, and guess who was exposed as the most toxic? "Hollywood couple Kanye West (-35 points) and Kim Kardashian (-42 points) were the most likely to turn voters off." The media didn't notice, but a Think Progress blogger was baffled and depressed. 

There’s been quite an uproar since Roseanne Barr announced that her character in the upcoming Roseanne reboot is a Trump supporter. The Washington Post even compared her to fictional bigot Archie Bunker. On Thursday night, Barr battled liberal comedian Jimmy Kimmel, telling him that he was “f-[bleeped] far out” when it came to the country.

On his Fox News show on Thursday night, Sean Hannity underlined an obvious point about the current push to publicize "adult entertainment" providers like Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal and their allegations of (consensual) adultery with Donald Trump before he was president. The networks were extremely reluctant to publicize allegations of sexual harassment and even sexual assault when the accusers were talking about a Democrat president. Hannity cited Media Research Center data from the 1990s.

The sudden, if not unexpected, appointment of John Bolton as President Trump’s national security adviser led the New York Times on Friday and the paper packed a year’s worth of predictable “hard-line” and “hawkish” labels in one edition. (The Times has used “hard-line” to describe Soviet Communists and Iranians who support the continuing Islamic death sentence against author Salman Rushdie, so it’s a pretty loaded term in Timesland.

As the latest Supreme Court case to address abortion and free speech comes to the public eye, the leftwing media have decided that their own opinion deserves to be front and center.


The recently crowned Best Picture is about a woman getting freaky with a fish-man hybrid thing. And the fantasy seems to have created a stir among a certain segment of the alt-left.

Since the markets abhor a vacuum, Shape of Water-inspired dildos are earning rave reviews at places like Slate. But the Huffington Post’s Ashley Feinberg has no time for mere baubles of unfulfilled aquatic fantasy. She found a fish fornication expert to review The Shape of Water.

Liberal National Public Radio expressed alarm on Tuesday that religious conservatives inside the Trump administration are pushing "discrimination" against women seeking abortions and people seeking "gender affirming" surgery. Roger Severino runs a new office at the Department of Health and Human Services defending the religious freedom of health care providers. Liberals don't see religious freedom as a civil right. They want to squash it as a license to deny the liberal sexual agenda. 

Thursday evening, Curtis Houck at NewsBusters noted that CNN Chairman Jeff Zucker had criticized Fox News as “state-run TV” and a “pure propaganda machine” that “does an incredible disservice to this country” at a media conference earlier in the day sponsored by the Financial Times. Fox's Tucker Carlson also went after Zucker Thursday evening, reminding viewers that CNN is literally state-run TV in certain countries.

During Thursday’s Anderson Cooper 360, CNN aired their much-hyped interview with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who says she had a long-term affair with President Trump in the mid-2000s. But during the panel discussion immediately afterward, their assorted journalists and commentators didn’t know what to make of it and most actually ripped into her for misleading reporters about her initial accusations against America Media Inc. (AMI), who owned the rights to her story.

Speaking on Thursday at the Financial Times event dubbed FT Future of News conference, CNN president and puppet-master Jeff Zucker ripped the Fox News Channel (FNC) as “state-run TV” and “pure propaganda machine” that “does an incredible disservice to this country” that’s even worse than TASS from the Soviet Union.

Thursday marked an awful, no-good, very bad day for MSNBC host Chris Matthews as President Trump picked John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser. Less than an hour later, Matthews uncorked a hissy fit for the ages on Hardball lasting the whole show on the man he dubbed a modern Hideki Tojo and “biggest hawk there's ever been.”